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The 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s 2nd birthday set the foundation for all the days that follow.

We lead the fight to make health and well-being during the first 1,000 days a policy and funding priority.

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From Cradle to Career: The Lifelong Impact of Early Nutrition on Minds and Futures

In the intricate dance of human development, the first 1,000 days emerge as a period of unparalleled significance, shaping the destinies of individuals and the key to unlocking potentials that extend far beyond childhood. During this crucial period, nutrition takes center stage, weaving a narrative that profoundly shapes not only the health and well-being of …

World Health Organization Releases Guidelines on the Prevention of Acute Malnutrition

World Health Organization Releases Guidelines on the Prevention of Acute Malnutrition In November 2023, the World Health Organization released updated guidelines on the prevention of acute malnutrition, also known as wasting. The guidelines followed the release of guidelines specific to the management and treatment of wasting and nutritional oedema that the organization published in July …

Understanding Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days: Black Moms and Birthing People

To improve our advocacy and nutrition education efforts, 1,000 Days strove to understand sources of nutrition information during the first 1,000-day window and gaps in culturally relevant communications about healthy diets. Through a combination of qualitative research methods, including surveys and an environmental scan, we listened to over 225 Black pregnant and birthing people about their perceptions of their health, when and how they received nutrition information related to their pregnancy, and their preferred sources of information.

1,000 Days Statement on Increased U.S. Infant Mortality Rates

At 1,000 Days, we are deeply concerned by the recent CDC data revealing an increase in infant mortality in the United States for the first time in two decades. Our nation has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates of any wealthy country. This disheartening increase is a stark reminder of the urgent …